IPRA Supervisor Sues CPD
- A supervisor with the agency that investigates allegations of misconduct against Chicago police officers has filed a lawsuit claiming he was falsely arrested and mistreated when police charged him with driving under the influence and other traffic violations on New Year's Day.
George Roberts, 51, a supervising investigator with the Independent Police Review Authority — which investigates officer misconduct allegations and police-involved shootings — was arrested early Jan. 1 in the 1500 block of East 85th Place, a block from where he lives. Roberts was found not guilty June 25 of DUI, and had another citation dropped, but was given supervision for two traffic violations, according to court records.
Roberts filed a lawsuit in federal court last week claiming false arrest, excessive force and violation of his constitutional rights.
He then spins a yarn worthy of the OPS/IPRA Hall of Fame...if there is such a place. Cameras disabled, rough handling, too tight handcuffs, a laughing white shirt....the works! It was a gripping tale of suspense and horror. We certainly expect an Oscar nomination early next year.
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